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South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review

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South Dakota Farmers Union Agricultural in Review radio program. Communications director, Dick Ricci, interviews South Dakota Farmers Union President, Ben Radcliffe. They discuss farmers being blamed by politicians for inflation of farm prices, supermarket prices of food, and the influence of politics on farm prices, the Commodity Reserve Bill, and the Food for Freedom Bill.

South Dakota Committee for Education Radio Message

Phineas, the Practical Pheasant, the bird who is the field man for the Committee for Education in South Dakota. This is a group of people interested in better schools for South Dakota. He gives his biennial report on schools. He discusses two systems of public education, elementary and independent, and how they are supported and petitioning legislators for a tax structure that supports schools by 1963.

South Dakota Farmers Union Winter Workshop

Jack Bailey radio show focusing on the four-day-long South Dakota Farmers Union Winter Workshop. Interview with Stanley Vote of Denver who speaks of the benefits of the workshop. The interview than shifts to taxes and how co-ops must be protected, and that people should patronage their co-ops to the fullest possible extent. The recording ends in a long passage of silence during which faint band music begins to play until the end of the recording.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

Fred G. Simonton, executive officer of the Midwest Electric Consumers Association at the South Dakota Farmers Union Convention in Huron, South Dakota. He talks of a hearing granted groups who united to intervene before the Federal Power Commission to stop the anti-REA and anti-municipal electric power pool.

National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 3

Continuation of National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0028_01). Congressman Tom Foley speaks at the National Farmers Union convention. He discusses his position on agriculture and livestock committees and the Ethics Committee, the issues facing farm programs, such as taxes and lesser financial support. He mentions the role technology plays in the increasing yield of agriculture on a global level. HE also discusses the tendency towards conservativism in regards to farm legislation but mentions the support of organized labor that farming people have and mentions the cooperation of the National Farmers Union.

National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 1

National Farmers Union President Tony Dechant, speaks at the annual convention about the outlook of rural America, the lack of legislative support from the federal government, international grain trade, and education. The recording is continued on National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 2 ( MA012-AV-0028_01).

National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 2

Continuation of National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0027_01). National Farmers Union President Tony Dechant speaks at the annual convention about the Agricultural Act of 1970 and how rural America has been united by financial cuts. He calls for unity among rural America, the Farmers Union, and with people of all races and all laborers. The recording is continued on National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 3 ( MA012-AV-0030_01).

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention Political Panel

South Dakota Farmers Union political panel moderated by Leo Harding. The panel in comprised of Jack Weiland, Democratic candidate for Congress, Congressman Frank Denholm, Governor Richard Kneip, Senator George McGovern, Larry Pressler, Republican candidate for Congress, John Olson, Republican candidate for Governor, Leo Thorsness, Republican candidate for Senate, and Owen Amber, assistant to Congressman Jim Abdnor.>

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

National Farmers Union Insurance Vice President Ray Hawkins speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention in Huron, South Dakota about a special no-fault insurance program. National Farmers Union Director of Public Affairs Victor Ray gives an address on the 10 myths being used to reduce farmers and working people to second class citizenship and to divert them from their own best interests. Herrick Roth, President of the Colorado Labor Council speaks on how the words used by President Nixon have made farmers and other laborers wary of each other.

Glenn Martz Radio Interview

Glenn Martz from Washington, D.C., publisher of 'The Lowdown on Farm Affairs' interview at KOTA radio station in Rapid City, South Dakota. Martz revisits a speech he gave in Rapid City, South Dakota about socialism and communism in the United States. Martz discusses the Farmers Union and cooperatives connections to communism. He claims the Farmers Union has been infiltrated by communists.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 convention speaker. Ken Holum, Assistant Secretary of Interior for Power and Water, Department of Interior, Washington, D.C., speaks about the growing importance of education and citizenship, fair economics and wages, taking care of the elderly, and civil rights. He talks about the increase in water and power needs and talks about the Missouri River Basin Project and its financial troubles, including an arrangement with Basin Electric.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

B.J. Malusky speaking about the progress for cooperative marketing of grain and farm supplies. He talks about changes with G.T.A. bylaws and delegates, and also mentions the merger of National Federation of Grain Cooperatives and the National Council of Cooperatives. Malusky speaks of changes in production and marketing in the grain industry and that G.T.A. ordered a major study on the future of grain marketing. Governor William L. Guy from North Dakota gives the closing speech. Guy talks about the Nixon administration's freeze on raw agricultural goods prices. He also speaks about the rural-urban imbalance and its effects.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 convention speakers. The first speaker discussing conglomerate control of agriculture and the Russian wheat deal. Ed Smith, vice president of the National Farmers Union and President of the North Dakota Farmers Union, speaks about keeping members on task and the difficulties of finding a farm program that works. Smith talks about importance of the Farmers' Union standing up on controversial issues.

Hubert Humphrey and Wisconsin Farmers Union President

Statements by Senator Hubert Humphrey about Richard Nixon's lack of interest in agriculture until the election and how the American farmer is suffering under Nixon's policies. The president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union speaking against the recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture from the National Milk Producers' Federation executive committee.

Agriculture Policy During the Kennedy Administration

Speaker talking about three goals: providing enough food and fiber, enabling family farms to achieve parity, and expanding programs to utilize surplus. He pledges the cooperation of the Farmers Union with President John F. Kennedy and Secretary Orville Freeman towards agricultural policy and the agricultural plank of the Democratic platform. He talks about eliminating poverty in rural America and a domestic food usage program for the needy. He hopes Kennedy will convene a World Food Conference. He recommends creation of an agricultural economics administration.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

James Patton, National President of the Farmers Union speaks about having confidence in the importance of the United Nations, and the tenth anniversary meeting of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers ten-day conference at Purdue University in Indiana. Topics covered are: Russia, nuclear weapons, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, interdependence of nations, Cold War, economic disparities among nations, communism, poverty, capital investment abroad, developing nations. Secretary Sharma of the Farmers Forum of India speaks about nuclear weapons, peace, and Mahatma Ghandi. National President of the Farmers Union of the United Kingdom, Sir James Turner, founder of the I.A.P., speaks very briefly.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1955 Convention

Speakers at the 1955 annual South Dakota Farmers Union convention. President Paul Opsahl introduces M. W. Thatcher, General Manager of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association (G.T.A.) and President of the National Federation of Grain Cooperatives speaks about farm parity, flexible price theory, support prices for commodities, and agricultural legislation.

National Farmers Union All States Camp Broadcast

Broadcast from the National Farmers Union All States Camp in Red Rock, Colorado. Young people who attended the camp are interviewed about what they learned and activities they participated in. Interviews with Daryl Ray Christian, Arlene Schley, South Dakota Farmers Union Director of Education, Arlene Schley. A man lectures on the First Amendment and it's relationship to the Communist conspiracy.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1965 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union annual convention speakers. Robert Chamberlain from Hecla, South Dakota, minority leader in the South Dakota House of Representatives, acting as substitute speaker for Senator George McGovern speaks about the Farm Bill, the history of agriculture in the U.S., and agricultural legislation. Alec Olson, Congressman from Minnesota and member of the Rural Development Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee speaks about the Johnson Administration, legislation, drought, and reads a statement about the Omnibus Farm Bill from the October 8 Congressional Record. National Farmers Union President James G. Patton speaks about U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senator McGovern, the Pick-Sloan Program, the Taft-Hartley Act, the Farm Bill, parity, family farms, Food Stamps, rural poverty, inflated value of land, the New Deal, community development, corporate farms, cooperatives, and commodity groups.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1971 Convention

Tony Dechant, President of the Farmers Union speaks about profit margins for farmers, farm production expenses, parity, the Capper-Volstead Act of 1922, cooperatives, G.T.A., Central Exchange Marketing, Farmers Union insurance, commodity future prices, and the future of agriculture. Ben Radcliffe gives the annual report of the South Dakota Farmers Union State President and speaks about the annual convention in Houston next month, membership, the youth program, upcoming Farmer/Worker Conference, organized labor, and S.D. tax reform. He states that the South Dakota Farmers Union will take the South Dakota property tax to court, asking that it be declared unconstitutional as a main source of revenue for education in South Dakota. State secretary Lee Swenson gives the financial report for the fiscal year just ended.

National Farmers Union All States Camp Speaker

Speaker at the National Farmers Union All States Camp in Red Rock, Colorado. A man speaks about communism, the United Nations, atomic weapons, and the formation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural organization (UNESCO) in which South Dakota Senator Karl E. Mundt played a role.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1975 Convention

Bob Duxbury, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, speaks about the importance of agriculture to the prosperity of South Dakota, family farms, cooperatives, marketing, agricultural exports, the world food supply, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jerry Tvedt, president of Cenex, reads quotations from U.S. President Ford's speech at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Tvedt speaks about the role of agriculture internationally, world peace, balance of trade, oil imports, and grain sales to Russia. B. J. Malusky, a speaker representing the Grain Terminal Association (GTA), talks about grain marketing, government embargos, the 1974 drought and flood, lower livestock prices, winter storms, livestock losses, rendering services, Capper-Volstead Act, price setting, and anti-trust legislation.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1976 Convention

Homer Ayres, Tony Dechant, and Bill Walker speak about the California anti-trust lawsuit when ranchers won a $32 million judgment against the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in 1927. Other topics were price fixing, 'Beef-in,' and a Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C.) investigation suggested by Farmers Union President Johnson. A different man who represents the National Farmers Union speaks about energy policy and food policy, world food shortage, embargo on sales to Russia, grain marketing, and world trade. The last speaker is a man who talks about agricultural policy, Alliance for Food, the embargo by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, national food reserve, Food Stamp Program, and a national food policy.

National Farmers Union 1963 Convention Highlights

Creighton Knau, reporter from WNAX, Yankton, South Dakota, talks to various South Dakota Farmers Union delegates at the National Convention. Delegates are interested in the wheat program, the dairy program, and federal aid to education. Knau talks to Ben Radcliffe, president of the South Dakota Farmers Union about the family farm cutoff and national leaders who will be speaking at the convention.

National Farmers Union 1963 Convention Interviews

Creighton Knau, reporter from WNAX, Yankton, South Dakota, talking to Richard Reuter, special assistant to the President of the United States, about the Food for Peace program. Knau speaks with the Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman about the proposed tax cut and rural development and the wheat program. Freeman also talked about the conservation core and the feed grain program. Knau talks to Orville Harriman, assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, about a trade program. Knau talks to Jim Patton, president of the National Farmers Union, about the national convention.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1973 Convention

< Congressman Frank Denholm speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about problems that exist in the upper Midwest states. He states that the biggest crisis we face today is transportation. Farmers can't get transportation for their commodities and need more boxcars and warehouses. Better marketing is needed. We need to be more efficient. Limited talk on the Denholm farm program. A question and answer session follows. Another speaker talks about working to get young farmers involved in Farmers Union. The annual financial report for the South Dakota Farmers Union is given.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1973 Convention

James Abdnor, Congressman from South Dakota, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about the energy crisis and the need to conserve energy. Cy Carpenter, president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, speaks about changes in Farmers Union. He cites numerous mistakes made in agriculture and thinks the farm bill is a step in the right direction.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1956 Convention

Woman speaking at the 1956 South Dakota Farmers Union convention about labor unions and the functions of C.O.P.E. (?) , a nonpartisan organization. She talks about voter registration, their educational program, bringing into the union, and other aspects of the organization.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1956 Convention

York Langton, Regional Chairman of United Nations Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about the Suez Canal, the United Nations, and Atoms for Peace, a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the U.N. General Assembly in New York City in 1953.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention Young Farmer Panel

Darrel Hodne, Delwin Bratland, and LaVern Aisenbrey participate in a Young Farmer Panel discussion at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention. They discuss the influence of the farming industry, the importance of farmer representatives in Washington D.C., and how the open market has changed due to large corporations and inflation. They also discuss the difficulty of starting a small family farm by young farmers and how the Farmers Union assists young farmers in their ability to compete against the larger corporations. Concern is expressed about urban development encroaching on important Darrel Hodne, Delwin Bratland, and LaVern Aisenbrey participate in a Young Farmer Panel discussion at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention. They discuss the influence of the farming industry, the importance of farmer representatives in Washington D.C., and how the open market has changed due to large corporations and inflation. They also discuss the difficulty of starting a small family farm by young farmers and how the Farmers Union assists young farmers in their ability to compete against the larger corporations. Concern is expressed about urban development encroaching on important farmland and a lack of respect for nature that needs to be addressed by a land use policy. and a lack of respect for nature that needs to be addressed by a land use policy.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1973 Convention

Senator George McGovern speaking at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about how the farming community has had problems making a profit and meeting the demands of the growing population. He discusses what steps in policy change that need to be taken in order to keep the family farm alive.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1973 Convention

Speaker at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention talking about the agricultural depression and the importance of co-ops. He continues to talk about farmers gaining more political influence as well as cooperatives and farming organizations working with those overseas in order to get the fuel and energy that farmers need. James McHale, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary, talks about how he has been trying to revitalize the rural parts and farms in Pennsylvania. He also discusses the importance of co-ops and what steps need to be taken to restore the confidence in the government.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1973 Convention

Ben Radcliffe at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention talks about how the disappearances of railroads is a large issue in moving produce. He also discusses farming legislation that needs to be passed in order to save the family farm. Tony Dechant talks about farming legislation and bills that need to be passed in order to strengthen the farmers and make sure they can make the profit they need to keep going.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 convention speakers. Flossy Nikkel, Youth Activities Director of the National Farmers Union, speaks about problems faced by rural youth and talks about legislation that will help rural communities offer more job opportunities to the youth to entice them to stay rather than move to cities. Lloyd A. Ernst talks about the importance and history of South Dakota cooperatives.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 Annual Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 convention speakers. Arlo Swanson, state Director of the Farmers Home Administration giving a report of agricultural agencies in South Dakota including insurance, farm education, and water conservation. Judd Hudson speaks about rural area development. Robert A. Kudrna talks about Farmers Union insurance and how it has grown over the years.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention

Senator Dick Clark of Iowa talks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about how effective George McGovern has been in Washington D.C. on the Agricultural committee. He also talks about the value of the family farm and the importance of American agriculture both nationally and internationally.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

South Dakota United Nations Association convention speakers. Speaker talks about United Nations Day and several issues facing the U.N. including the crisis in the Formosa Strait, the U.N. Police Force and Peace Force, disarmament, control of outer space, Antarctica, radiation, economics, and human rights. Speech is followed by a question and answer session. Keith Allenwood, Program Director for Farmers in World Affairs, speaks about the program. South Dakota State College president John Headley speaks about the college and the Agricultural Experiment Station.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1964 Convention Political Panel

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for Governor and Congressmen. Nils Boe, Republican candidate for Governor, discusses taxation. John Lindley, Democratic candidate for Governor, discusses 25% aid to schools. Ben Reifel, Republican candidate for Congress discusses farm legislation in Congress and the future of the livestock industry. George May, Democratic candidate for Congress discusses improving farm programs to maintain farm income. Byron Brown, Democratic candidate for Congress discusses the rural community development aspect of the food and agricultural program. The candidates' introductory remarks are followed by a question and answer session.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1964 Convention

John Baker speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about how the family farm leads to world peace. He speaks about commodity programs, consumer and export programs, and community programs. Senator George McGovern speaks about the upcoming presidential election. Thomas H. Steichen speaks about farmer cooperatives.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1970 Convention

Tony Dechant, President of the National Farmers Union, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about the farm bill. The Farmers Union opposes the farm bill as it would reduce farm income. He ends by asking the South Dakota Farmers Union members to elect congressmen who will be ready to present bills in Congress which favor farmers.

County Taxes Question

Radio program announcer questions women about where they live and where they were born, asking them for their guesses to a 'county tax question' to which they answer in millions of dollars. Mr. Roy Nelson, Mrs. John Doren, Mrs. Lloyd Engle, and Mrs. Art Anderson are the names of some of the women.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 1

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. Representative George McGovern discusses corporate farming. J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, discusses keeping farmers prosperous. Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, discusses development of the Missouri River. Joe Foss, candidate for Congress also speaks. The candidates' introductory remarks are followed by a question and answer session. Recording is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0069_03).

South Dakota Farmers Union 1970 Convention Political Panel

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for South Dakota governor. Governor Frank Farrar discusses the Governor's Policy Conferences on Agriculture, used to develop a united policy to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers. He also discusses a state water plan, the farm bill and rural development programs. Challenger Richard Kneip discusses tax reform and the need for a tax program that is good for all South Dakotans.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 2

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0069_02). Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. George McGovern, J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, and Joe Foss, candidate for Congress also speaks. Recording is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0069_04).

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0069_04). Question and answer session of the political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. George McGovern, J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, and Joe Foss, candidate for Congress.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

Huron, South Dakota Mayor E. F. Carsons and South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Charles Britt welcome the delegates of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers to South Dakota in the hopes of promoting international relationships. Activities include a parade to the Farmers Union building and a tour of a farm in rural Huron. Select members of the delegation are interviewed.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

Tony Dechant, National Secretary of the Farmers Union introduces the delegates of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers at the gala event honoring their visit to Huron, South Dakota. Professor K. F. Svarstrom from Sweden speaks about the United Nations. Charles F. Brannan, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, offered greetings. Congress George McGovern, speaks about striving for a prosperous agriculture and a peaceful world. He also speaks about racial equality, the economy, and foreign aid. The President of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers, John Andrew, a farmer from New Zealand, thanks everyone for the warm welcome they received.

South Dakota United Nations Association 1955 Convention Panel Discussion

South Dakota United Nations Association panel speakers Dr. Frank P. Graham, United Nations representative to India and Pakistan, Reverend Ernshaw, and Dr. Kerr, president of Huron College. Discussed the contributions of the U.N. to maintain world peace through campaigns against hunger, illiteracy, poverty, disease, colonialism, and war.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

South Dakota United Nations Association panel speaker Dr. Frank P. Graham, United Nations representative to India and Pakistan, talks about how the United Nations strengthens peace in the world, the F.A.O., racial discrimination, and the atomic age. Charles F. Brannan, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, speaks about the economy, the abundance of food for the first time in history, world peace, freedom, and price support programs.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

Mrs. George Headley, president of the South Dakota United Nations Association, explains that the purpose of the organization. She also announces that Henry Cabot Lodge, the U.S. delegate to the U.N. General Assembly will be the featured speaker at the state convention in October 1955. York Langton, regional president of the American Association for the .United Nations, speaks about the investment for peace through the United Nations.

National Farmers Union 1967 Convention, Part 2

Continuation of National Farmers Union 1967 Convention, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0010_01). National Farmers Union president Tony Dechant at the National Farm Press Conference in Washington, D.C. He discusses the crisis in agriculture, the Agricultural Adjustment Act in regards to dairy imports, direct payments to farmers, and production control. He also give his support to the Fair Farm Budget Act which introduces to Congress by Senator Mondale of Minnesota.

South Dakota Farmers Union Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America

Radio program talking about the challenges the agriculture faces. The farm crisis, the decline of farming, and parity and discussed. Ben Radcliffe comments on a Farm Income Farm Credit meeting. Comments from Ben Radcliffe on in come and standard of living for farmers. Women's Action Conference held in Sioux Falls participant shared concerns and ideas with consumers and businessmen and looked at ways for women to become involved politically, cooperatively, and through community organizations to strengthen relationships with agriculture and rural community allies. Comments from Erma Stuart, Jeanie Hetland, and Laurie Daschle about business, farm credit, and involvement in the government process. Theme music for the radio program is heard at the beginning and end of the recording.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention

Jerry Tvedt, Cenex president, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about what Cenex is doing to control the supply market. Cenex is making every effort to be sure you get the products you want. He talked about fertilizer supply, idle acres and petroleum. He states that cooperatives want to be self-sufficient. Lowell Hargens, assistant general manager at GTA, speaks about the good year GTA has had. GTA must keep a careful watch on prices for grain. John McMurray speaks about marketing. A question and answer session follows the speakers' remarks.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention

Ben Radcliffe, South Dakota Farmers Union President, talks about the deteriorating railroad system in the state. He also praises the Family Farm Act passage. National Farmers Union President Tony Dechant talks about food and energy costs. He stressed the need for an international agreement on prices for food and energy. Bishop James Armstrong talks about peace, hunger, pollution, and war. He feels the United Nations can unite all countries in addressing these issues.

National Farmers Union 1970 Convention Report

Radio report on National Farmers Union President, Tony Dechant, keynote address at the 1970 convention. Dechant talks about the need for a farm program that provides for supply management of basic commodities, price protections, adequate credit, and general fairness for farmers in the market place.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke discusses the legislative session. Issues debated were tax reform, the Family Farm Act, uniform probate code, railroads, interest rate, and other actions considered by the legislature including the funding of an Animal Science Facility at South Dakota State University, health care cooperatives, and land use.

South Dakota Farmers Union Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America

Speakers at the South Dakota Farmers Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America. Laurie Daschle speaks about getting women involved in the political process. Erma Stewart talks about business and farm credit. Elsie Hovey food prices, the Russian embargo, and the railroad tax. Ben Radcliffe speaks about embargos and farm legislation. He also talks about parity and low grain prices. There are moments of silence between speakers.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1975 Convention

Stanley Moore, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, talks about the myths of the family farmer and how they are no longer true because the family farm has become more important. Last speaker talks about how the railroad system is losing money how it is affecting farmers.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke talks about oil companies' profits and a proposed new tax code on international oil companies and guarantees against collapsing farm prices so are able to boost the production that is needed.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke talks about import quotas being lifted for dairy products, the increase of world wheat production that could surpass demand, the possible shortage of feed grains, and the increase in postage rates.

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